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12th Dec 2005 | 16:53

Progress on the chat service is still slow. I sent the following to cs-chat-users:

At the moment I'm still waiting for final approval for the name "chat.cam.ac.uk" which I should get after the next IT Syndicate meeting on the 17th Jan. I'm not going to do much work on the project until then. (Hermes will keep me busy!) However I aim to make a prototype server available soon after that date.

After that there may be some further delays caused by Jabber's need for SRV records in the DNS. Jabber uses these to route messages between servers, similar to MX records for email. The University's DNS does not currently have any SRV records, so our hostmasters will go through a period of compatibility testing before putting them in the main zone. This won't affect use of the chat service between Cambridge users, but may delay our ability to communicate with other Jabber servers.

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from: furrfu
date: 12th Dec 2005 17:26 (UTC)

At the moment I'm still waiting for final approval for the name "chat.cam.ac.uk"

Mutter.

Grumble.

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Janet

from: j4
date: 12th Dec 2005 17:28 (UTC)

I sent the following to cs-chat-users

When did you send it? I signed up to the mailing list at the end of last week, but I don't seem to have had this email...

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Tony Finch

from: fanf
date: 12th Dec 2005 17:36 (UTC)

Hmm, you seem to have digest mode turned on, which would explain the delay. That's probably an inappropriate option for this list, so I have disabled it and I'll bounce you a copy of the message.

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Janet

from: j4
date: 12th Dec 2005 17:40 (UTC)

Ah, yes, sorry -- I forgot that I had digest mode turned on! My fault, sorry.

Mind you I wouldn't have known there'd been a delay (and it wouldn't have mattered*) if you hadn't mentioned it on LJ...

* and, er, still doesn't really matter. But thank you for investigating & sending me the message. 8-)

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Tony Finch

from: fanf
date: 12th Dec 2005 17:42 (UTC)

It's all part of my radical open + responsive development plan (at least until I get bored).

"optimize for fun!"

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